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Not All Tarot Cards are Equally Important

By: VICTORIA WILSON on MAY 24, 2017

Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot

Not all cards are equally important. It’s ok to focus more on certain cards if that is what your intuition tells you to do.

When I first started doing Tarot readings for others, I felt a lot of internal pressure to pay equal attention to all of the cards in the spread. In my mind, if I had a lot to say about one card, then I should have just as much to say about the other cards as well.

While I like the idea of being systematic and balanced in everything I do, this approach often left me feeling stuck. I struggled to come up with more things to say about cards that, for whatever reason, did not resonate with me as much.

As I grew in my reading practice, I began to realize that some cards just have more to say than others, and that’s okay.  It doesn’t affect the accuracy of the reading.

For example, I just pulled this Horoscope Spread to check-in with myself. Each card represents the energy I currently bring to twelves areas of my life, as represented by the twelve astrological houses.

The KING OF CUPS , TEN OF WANDS, and THE SUN immediately called out to me because they reference some heavy feelings that I am processing, namely by doing whatever I can to push positive energy out into the world. This has been at the forefront of my mind over the past few weeks. So, I spent some extra time with them.

The TWO OF PENTACLES and FIVE OF PENTACLES took on less importance. These cards don’t have much to say to me, probably because I am consciously not making an effort to meet new people that I could potentially partner-up with.

How do you know which cards are the most important ones to pay attention to? This is where your intuition comes in. There will be times when you read on a single area of your life and certain cards stand out to you more than others. Don’t question why that is, simply run with it and read as you feel. If you have to “force” information out of a card, that’s a sign that its time to move on.

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Weekend Tarot Reading for May 19-21, 2017

By: VICTORIA WILSON on MAY 19, 2017

Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg

Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries; Venus in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra; Sun enters Gemini (Saturday)

THE EMPEROR, SIX OF COINS & TEN OF CUPS

Venus and Jupiter currently oppose one another within the Aries/Libra axis, bringing conflict between ourselves and our partners to the surface. Maybe you’re looking at your closest partnership only to realize that your needs aren’t getting met within it. If you can’t distinguish between your identity and that of your partner, get some clarity.

Opportunity – THE EMPEROR

Who are you, and what you stand for? If your relationship leaves you feeling out of control, remember what it means to love yourself first. Too many people fall into the trap of believing its noble to put their partners before themselves, wearing selflessness as a badge of honor. But selflessness easily turns into resentment. You can’t support others unless your own needs are met. And the only person responsible for making sure your needs get met is you.

Warning – SIX OF COINS

Proceed with caution if you have a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury) anywhere between 21 degrees Aries and 1 degree Taurus. Uranus is messing with you big time right now, making you feel like breaking up is the only way to make things right again. Sometimes that’s the right way to go, but other times it’s not. Either way, Uranus doesn’t care. He just wants you to take extreme measures, and he wants you to do it now. Cool your heels to avoid doing anything you’re only going to regret in the future.

The litmus test is whether you are getting just as much out of your relationship as you are putting in. The SIX OF COINS reminds us that the best relationships are those of equal energy exchange. It doesn’t feel good to always be the giver or taker. Find a way to restore the balance, or get out.

Advice – TEN OF CUPS

Focus on people who love you, not on people who are hanging around only because you have something to offer. Love is not about filling deficits, but enhancing what is already good thing.

Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg

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How to Read the Minor Arcana

By: VICTORIA WILSON on MAY 18, 2017

Hanson Roberts Tarot

Learning how to read the Minor Arcana cards is super easy: Simply combine the elemental and numerical energies of that card to generate new keywords. You don’t have to memorize definitions.

Keywords for the four Suits:

Wands (element of Fire): Action, passion, movement

Cups (element of Water): Emotions, psychic, passive, illusion, subconscious

Swords (element of Air): Intellect, thinking, communication, conscious

Pentacles (element of Earth): Physicality, manifestation, earthly matters

Keywords for the numbers:

1 (Aces): Potentiality, opportunity

2: Balance, combine, duality, choice

3: Creativity, generation, foundation

4: Foundation, stability, complacency

5: Conflict, loss, struggle

6: Symbiosis, exchange

7: Challenge, cohesion

8: Transition, metamorphosis, movement

9: Nearing completion, fulfillment

10: Completion, saturation, fulfillment

Examples:

Seven of Cups = challenge + emotions = Emotions can cause us to see something that’s not really there. The Seven of Cups is about illusion and fantasy.

Hanson Roberts Tarot

Nine of Swords = thinking + fulfillment = Too much thinking yields anxiety. The Nine of Swords shows a distraught woman who can’t sleep at night.

Hanson Roberts Tarot

Two of Cups = combine + emotions = Mutually shared feelings. The Two of Cups is about like-minded people coming together in mutual admiration.

Hanson Roberts Tarot

Using this method will provide you with a basic understanding of each card. From there, you can build on the basics by drawing a daily Tarot card and observing what kinds of experiences you have over the course of that day.

What other combinations do you see? Comment below.

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Weekend Reading for May 12-15, 2017

By: VICTORIA WILSON on MAY 12, 2017

Hanson Roberts Tarot

Mars in Gemini trine Jupiter in Libra

SIX OF PENTACLES, THREE OF PENTACLES & THE HANGED MAN

With Mars trine Jupiter our efforts yield good things that bring blessings and opportunities for expansion. And the cards suggest that we can maximize those opportunities by practicing generosity. What do you need? What can you give?

Opportunities – SIX OF PENTACLES

Because the human ego is concerned with self-preservation, we feel a need to stockpile things like money, clothes, cards, and even food. And when we accumulate more than we can use, we call ourselves “rich.” But is it really necessary to have so many things? Animals generally don’t collect like we do, and they manage to survive just fine. The Six of Pentacles reminds us that stuff is meant to be used, and there is only so much stuff that we can use at once. Figure out what you really “need,” and re-home everything else. A little generosity goes a long way.

Warning – THREE OF PENTACLES

A man is hard at work with his back turned towards the people in the Six of Pentacles. He’s getting things done, but he’s oblivious to the idea of giving and receiving. Think about how much more he could get done if he accepted some help. No man is an island. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you can handle everything on your own.When you step up to help someone today, tomorrow someone else will do the same for you.

Advice – THE HANGED MAN

The Hanged Man’s strength is his ability to see the world as no one else does. Viewing it from his 180 degree angle, he sees what others don’t. It may seem like a waste to give away things that you have worked so hard to earn. But isn’t it also a waste when something never sees the light of day because it’s been sitting in the back of your closet for the past five years? Reconsider your relationship to the material world, viewing it from the perspective of someone who has nothing.

Hanson Roberts Tarot

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